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BLD: Game changer for Manteca

Twelve years ago Yankee Field was a corn field.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


PUMPKIN MANIA

There are pumpkin rolls then there is the Manteca pumpkin roll.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca’s ‘mega’ future

Manteca's future health - economically and as a community - is becoming more and more reliant not on just the Bay Area/Silicon Valley but also on a larger footprint planners have dubbed the Northern California Mega Region.

September 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Absentee landlords & downtown Manteca

For years, Manteca civic leaders have slammed absentee landlords for making it next-to-impossible to get any traction downtown.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Late to the party, but glad I showed up

I'm always the one that's late to the party.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


HOMES KEEP GETTING BIGGER

August was a hot month in Manteca for residential solar.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City manager: Waterpark deal possible in 2 months

Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes is optimistic that a deal will be reached within the next few months for an operator of a 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark/conference center being pursued by McWhinney Development on 60 acres owned by the city along the 120 Bypass and west of Costco.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca: ‘Second to none’

Elena Reyes has a clear vision for Manteca.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo?

Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy - and Lathrop to a lesser degree - was kicking Manteca's proverbial backside when it comes to the issue that drives everything and was captured so precisely in three words uttered repeatedly by former Mayor Carlon Perry: "Jobs, jobs, jobs."

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City has no money to repair alley tripping hazards

Brenda Franklin doesn't want anyone else going through the pain that she has been hit with after taking a fall that injured her foot after encountering disintegrating pavement in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Friday is East Union’s golden moment

East Union High has come a long way since it first opened its doors 50 years ago this month on a campus that some at the time decried as being "out in the middle of nowhere."

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca isn’t relaxing water conservation

Manteca's stepped up water conservation rules aren't going to be relaxed any time soon.

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The need for the Board of Supervisors to get it right

There's not a lot of fluff to Tom Patti.

September 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ice skating in downtown

The Fourth pf July aerial fireworks display may have been a dud but as a result Christmas may sparkle in Manteca.

September 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


8-month-old city website getting redo in $57K plan

Less than a year after the city devoted staff and taxpayer resources to roll out a new website the Manteca City Council has approved spending $57,500 to revamp it.

September 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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Articles By Author - Dennis Wyatt


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh embodies the true American Dream

Twenty-four years ago Gary Singh was struggling to learn English.

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


600 fish will cost 209 region $250 million

A state bid to increase the net annual number of new fish on three rivers that provide the economic lifeblood for the Northern San Joaquin ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


SIZZLER

Breakfast omelets at a Sizzler?

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb founder had SJ Valley roots

The largest residential development so far in Manteca history - and one that is slowly changing the city's demographics -is the progression of an idea ...

December 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Cannery was first Manteca industry

Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.

December 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Powers left mark on farming & Manteca

Ed Powers was a 24-year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.

November 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


ANSWERING THE CALL

Volunteers exclusively answered fire alarms in Manteca up until 52 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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